The AGC Group's CSR
For Society

1. Complete Compliance

The AGC Group's Approach

Establishment of Global Compliance System

Three compliance committees in the regions of Europe, North America and Asia including Japan have been established in the AGC Group under the Global Compliance Leader. These compliance committees plan, prepare and implement compliance programs and then monitor their regions’ compliance efforts. Further, Group-wide policies, measures and other matters are discussed biannually between the three compliance committees and their offices, and the results are reported regularly to the Board of Directors.

Additionally, in accordance with compliance reporting system guidelines, serious compliance violations are promptly reported to top management.

Global Compliance System

Global Compliance System

The AGC Group's Approach

Formulating a Group-Wide Code of Conduct

Compliance is the fundamental premise underlying the Group's business activities. To that end, The AGC Group Code of Conduct sets forth requirements for all employees in the workplace. The code comprises global requirements of business conduct for all employees to follow regardless of country or region, as well as regional supplements that take into account the differing laws and business customs of respective countries and regions and include items to supplement the global requirements. By the end of June 2017, 13 editions of the AGC Group Code of Conduct had been issued in 19 languages.

The AGC Group's Approach

Establishing Several Different Help Lines

The AGC Group has established several varieties of help lines to serve as consultation desks regarding the Code of Conduct. As a general rule, help lines are set up at each company, while additional area-wide help lines are established in Europe, North America, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. In Japan, employees can contact external lawyers.

To encourage employees to use the help lines, the Group protects the anonymity of consultants and strictly forbids any act of retaliation against anyone who makes a report in good faith. When consultants offer their real names, efforts are made to facilitate effective two-way communication and provide feedback on the status and results of handling reported issues.

For the purpose of providing help line contact information, help line numbers are listed in the AGC Group Code of Conduct distributed to all employees. They are also publicized in each country and region through efforts such as placing posters at each site.